Recreation & Tourism

Two men playing golf
Life Outdoors in the Hill Country

There’s plenty to do in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, with numerous parks and lakes within an hour’s drive, including Kyle City Parks and Hays County Parks, Lake Kyle, and Lockhart State Park and Pedernales Falls State Park. Residents and visitors enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and camping, spectacular cave tours, swimming, river tubing, boating and fishing. 

Hamilton Pool
Championship Golf
Plum Creek Golf Course

Plum Creek provides 18 holes of championship golf on a course that is home to Texas State University's men's and women's golf team. The course boasts a “state of the art” practice facility complete with 3 acres of short game scoring areas, and an acre of practice tee surface, multiple chipping greens, bunkers, uneven lie practice areas and target greens.

Downtown Kyle

Anchored by historic city hall, City Square Park in downtown Kyle has recently undergone revitalization. Enjoy an authentic Kyle experience with the historic Kyle Train Depot and Heritage Center with its fully restored building and caboose, unique shopping and dining, and seasonal events, including Santa on the Square, Movies in the Park, and Kyle Market Days.

Local Shopping
Kyle Market Days

Spend the morning at Mary Kyle Hartson Park in Downtown Kyle, browsing one-of-a-kind items from local arts and crafts and farm-to-market vendors, listening to live music from the Gazebo, and family fun. Join the festivities at Kyle Market Days on the second Saturday of every month, June - November (except September), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Labor Day Weekend
Kyle Pie in the Sky Festival

Kyle is the place to be on Labor Day weekend! Enjoy traditional Labor Day activities and join the family fun at Lake Kyle at Pie in the Sky, featuring the Texas Hot Air Balloon Festival, pie-eating contest, live music, drinks, vendors, kid’s play area, and more.

Hot air balloons over a pond
Get Away for the Weekend

The Texas Hill Country attracts visitors from all over the state and the country, with picturesque wineries and charming bed-and-breakfast establishments. Area wineries include Driftwood Estate Winery, Duchman Family Winery, Wimberley Valley Winery, and Bella Vista Ranch.

Wine glass with a side of fruit and cheese
Austin + San Antonio
Big City Fun, Right Down the Road

Because of Kyle’s location along the bustling I-35 corridor, only 7 miles from Austin and 39 miles from San Antonio, residents and visitors can take advantage of recreation along the I-35 corridor or visit the cities, which offer many activities, including the music, arts, and culture of Austin and the San Antonio Riverwalk and The Alamo

View of downtown buildings across from a lake with canoes in the water